A question about login shells
ksomervi at brokenlogo.com
Mon Aug 22 17:29:01 PDT 2005
So I followed the BLFS 6.0 procedure and I have an unexpected
environment "detail". When I login via a VT, I get the usual shell with
a prompt like
per the setting of PS1 as expected. However, when I startx or login
through xdm to twm or xfce, any terminal window launched shows a prompt like
which isn't what I expected. Poking around, it's clear that the profile
scripts are not being sourced, that is, I don't get an interactive
login shell like I would expect. To work around this, I set
'XTerm*loginShell: True' in my .Xdefaults file, but I'm wondering if
I've goofed something up along the way.
Any suggestions or explanations for this behavior?
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